Don’t Follow The Rabbit

Taken from our Nottingham PopUp Event, Simon talks about staying focused on your goal and how to stop distractions.

Note: This transcription has been generated with AI and there may be errors present. 


Talk about focus, right. And there’s a few things in my head about this because I think focus is actually one of our biggest challenges. And it is for few reasons. And like, just, if any of the stuff I’m about to say resonates with you just go, Yeah, that’s me. Yeah, that’s what I’m doing. Just so I kind of know that it’s not weird on my own, and just helps me stay on track. So for example, there’s more than one thing? Well, there are lots of things that you want to do that you can see ideas and opportunities for, right does anyone else to go there’s a kind of go with this, but I could do that. Or I could do this, I could do that. And the more time that you spend on more than one thing, the harder it is to get any of them done. And I met this lady once, and I work with this company in New York. And the expression that she used was, she said, I’m really guilty. My people that I work with, they say that I follow the rabbit. So you’re in a conversation and halfway through the conversation, this imaginary rabbit runs across the room and she goes, Oh, that looks exciting. And the thing that you’re supposed to be doing suddenly just kind of gets left in limbo. I can just about manage that and keep it going in the air to Okay, personal life, business life, you know, it’s okay. Then the kids come in, and then it’s the day and all this stuff. One thing that I’ve learned and I have to keep learning, it’s not something I’ve cracked I have to keep learning. I’m better at it. But I know that I need to focus. So the focus is everything. And when the rabbit comes running, is training yourself to learn to ignore the rabbit right.